Category: News


Blog: Reshaping legal services so they work for everyone: the role for PLE

By Craig Wakeford, Policy Manager  We recently organised an event entitled ‘can public legal education really increase access to justice?’, where we presented new research on legal capability. In answer to the question,  our report concludes that PLE has an important role to play in ensuring people can navigate the legal system, but it is…

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Legal technology event – 26 March 2020

How can legal services regulation support responsible technological innovation that improves access to justice? As part of our work on legal services technology and its regulation, the Legal Services Board invites you to an event exploring different perspectives on the question: ‘How can legal services regulation support responsible technological innovation that improves access to justice?’…

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LSB says the legal sector must design services that are accessible to everyone

A new report by the Legal Services Board (LSB) urges the legal sector to design services that can be accessed by everyone. The report, ‘Reshaping Legal Services to Meet People’s Needs: An Analysis of Legal Capability’, shows that six in 10 adults (64%) experienced a legal problem in the last four years, including 53% (29.8million)…

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LSB says independent regulation of legal services should be a mark of good leadership

The Legal Services Board has announced further details on how it plans to ensure regulation of legal services is independent from representing the legal professions. A newly published consultation document explains that the LSB intends to monitor how well regulatory independence is being achieved by embedding it within the “well-led” standard of its existing regulatory…

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Largest ever legal needs survey in England and Wales

The largest ever survey of legal needs in England and Wales lays bare the advantages of the public understanding the legal landscape and seeking professional legal help. Executive summary Technical report Interactive dashboard (best in Chrome) Six in 10 adults (64%) experienced a legal problem in the last four years, including 53% who faced a contentious1 problem. The key findings include: Modelling…

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Chair’s Blog – January Board Meeting

Following each of our Board meetings, our chair Dr Helen Phillips provides an overview of some of the items discussed and key decisions taken. You can find full minutes on our website as well as more information about our Board members. Strategy Development 2021-2024 The Board has kicked off the development work for our strategy…

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Ongoing Competence Call for Evidence

LSB opens debate on professional competence in the legal services sector The Legal Services Board (LSB) today launches a call for evidence (PDF) on how legal regulators ensure the professionals they regulate remain competent throughout their careers. The LSB wants to hear from people and organisations both within and beyond the legal services sector with…

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LSB proposes annual plan to drive change in the legal sector

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced a programme of activity to push forward its vision for legal services that everyone can access and trust. The proposals are outlined in its draft business plan for 2020-21, which has been published as part of a public consultation. The LSB oversees legal regulators in England and Wales and next year it will look at how regulators are funded when it completes its in-depth…

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